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Automatic First Downs

This page shows all penalties that resulted in an automatic first down based on the type of penalty. There are many additional penalties that based on the penalty yardage and distance remaining resulted in a first down.

"3rd & Long" is 3rd down and 6 or more yards. "Desperation" is 3rd and 10 or more or 4th and 6 or more. "Yardage Mitigated" is the total yardage the team had left to get a first down when the flag was thrown granting a gratis first down. Remember: There are more first down plays than 2nd down plays, more 2nd down plays than 3rd, and so on.

Beneficiary means the team benefitted from the penalty. Declined and Offsetting penalties are not shown in this table. Penalties occurring on special teams are not included.

The table below contains the following penalties: Defensive Pass Interference (302), Defensive Holding (161), Roughing the Passer (154), Face Mask (15 Yards) (53), Illegal Use of Hands (52), Illegal Contact (27), and Tripping (2)

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TeamTotal1st Down2nd Down3rd Down4th Down3rd & LongDesperationYardage MitigatedPenalty Yards
Tampa Bay281665121244346
Jacksonville17647030116186
Buffalo33810123103269330
Carolina221264030206266
Philadelphia251078021192230
Minnesota281466252252323
Tennessee307149061244398
San Francisco35111014094306528
Seattle267414183200252
LA Chargers341597254275408
Washington21559252161281
Denver17449052127193
New Orleans22686253184187
Baltimore23867223168238
N.Y. Giants14356030101131
New England17764031164255
Cincinnati19378144158219
Cleveland26798232213403
Dallas259511093211267
Atlanta22858151175261
Detroit2210011142187261
Houston22885143204260
Indianapolis15555041121222
Kansas City266611365216243
N.Y. Jets2911710165235318
Las Vegas317158163279345
Green Bay21777051176290
Chicago18917141144219
Arizona2710107061220291
LA Rams16475031131197
Miami231067031206220
Pittsburgh17592111145185
Totals751258217247281496562308753